Flood is a made for TV, two-part mini-series that takes a highly fictional look at what might happen is the mother of all storm surges hits London. Think Poseidon but set in England’s capital city. Of course, because this is made for TV there isn’t the special effects budget that The Day After Tomorrow was made with, and some of the effects look rather unconvincing. Then of course there are the huge plots holes, unexplainable logic and twice the cheesiness.
But then that’s the beauty of made for TV, it’s supposed to be fun, predictable and totally mockable.
What it does have, if you stick through the first little bit of setting the scene, is some great action and tension in a race against time that will have you glued to your TV till the very end.
Robert Carlyle plays the lead role with his typical facial expressions and just the right amount of heroics, though because I’ve seen him in 28 Weeks later I was half expecting a horde of Zombie to come running round the corner!
If you want a fun night in front of the TV, then grab this DVD, a few friends and get ready to be entertained.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read.
Rating: M – Suitable for mature persons 16 years and over..
Released on: January 8th, 2009
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsig, Tom Courtenay, Joanne Whalley, David Suchet, Nigel Planer, Ralph Brown, Gottfried John, Tom Hardy, Pip Torrens, Susan Wooldridge, David Hayman, Martin Ball, Poppy Miller, Peter Wight
Length (Minutes): 187
Media Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Supported Audio: Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Director: Tony Mitchell
Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment